Following the salvaging of the iconic Chinese sailing boat theDUKLING, the newly restored and refurbished shipwreck is set to make a historical return in June 2015.
As part of the celebration, the DUKLING Historical Exhibition will be held from April 21 to May 11 at the Open Plaza of Times Square Hong Kong. Themed “Sail with a Hong Kong HEART – The Hong Kong ICON”, the exhibition will be showcasing the history of this ancient Chinese ship.
The DUKLING Historical Exhibition is co-organized by Go Fun Care Project and DUKLING, with supporting organizers Times Square, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and the Hong Kong Collectors Society. It is the opening event of the “Hong Kong Heart” series led by Go Fun Care Project and is supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Through showcasing the history of DUKLING, the organizers hope to bring back valuable memories to the hearts of the people of Hong Kong.
Ms. May Cheng, representative of DUKLING, said: “We believe that we have the responsibility to preserve the precious heritage of our home. Ever since we decided to proceed with the DUKLING salvation project, we have received great support from numerous parties in our community, including Times Square which has lent us the space for this event. It has been a very touching experience as we understand that a lot of people do care aboutcultural preservation work. Through our partnership with Go Fun Care Project, we hope to celebrate the return of DUKLING by illustrating its extraordinary journey.”
Ms. Elaine Cheng, Founding Chairlady of Go Fun Care Project, said: “We are delighted to partner with DUKLING to host this meaningful event. The story of DUKLING is inspirational. We believe that the selfless dedication of the people in our community is the key to success of Hong Kong today. Such spirit shall not be forgotten.”